Learning Disabilities/Specific Learning Disorders

What it is

A formal exceptionality, identified by an Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC), in the category of Communication. Learning Disabilities are also a diagnosed psychological condition.


• DSM-v

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
Used by non-teacher medical and/or psychological professionals to diagnosis various conditions.

PowerPoint overview of changes to the criteria for the diagnosis of a learning disability as per the DSM-v

Developed by the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, this site is the first resource of its kind, dedicated to serving the needs of Ontario’s educators by providing information, research, and resources related to teaching students with learning disabilities.

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Information on non-verbal learning disabilities.

Symptoms, causes and strategies.

Information and strategies.

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Integra, located in Toronto, is a children's mental health centre, dedicated to helping children and adolescents who experience social, emotional and behavioural problems related to their learning disabilities.

Symptoms, causes and strategies.

Symptoms, causes and strategies

Special Needs Ontario Window (SNOW).

A resource centre for various types of learning disabilities and their causes, diagnoses, and treatments from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

Student Needs IPRC Exceptionalites Diagnosed Conditions